Waking Giants: The Politics of Existing
Shiny Red Apple: Food in Fiction
The Brooding Elitist Relationship-Wrecker: Tropes of Art and Artists on Narrative Television

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Art

Our Visual Arts Co-Editor Lana Lopesi talks representation, immediacy and feminism with artists Leafa Wilson & Olga Krause, Hannah Brontë and Esther Ige in light of the exhibition Still, Like Air, I’ll Rise.

Lana Lopesi: For many women of colour just existing and being is something which is inherently political. Leafa & Olga, I’ve heard you refer to yourself as a ‘black’ body, and I am curious that you make...

Literature

The shiny red apple in the fairy tale Snow White could be a metaphor for the role of food in fiction; it sometimes looks good enough to eat, but there is a chance it may be poisonous. In this essay, Karen Tay explores the portrayal of food in fiction, from the way it can evoke comfort or let a reader into the lives of others, to more problematic depictions of food that reinforce cultural stereotypes. 

The small...

Art

How do stereotypes of art and artists as seen on television influence popular opinion? Zita Joyce explains. 

New Zealand media and politicians have long had an uneasy relationship with art paid for by public money. Paul Holmes' attack on the 2005 Venice Biennale representative et al. and the 'braying dunny' was one of the more defining moments in public art criticism in recent decades.

Roger Horrocks...

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Art
Waking Giants: The Politics of Existing
Literature
Shiny Red Apple: Food in Fiction
Art
The Brooding Elitist Relationship-Wrecker: Tropes of Art and Artists on Narrative Television
Whose Values Will Prevail?: Kawerau, 1986
Read Time: 15 mins
Helen McNeil on a flashpoint in industrial action,...
Society
Whose Values Will Prevail?: Kawerau, 1986
By Helen McNeil
Opening space: A review of ‘When Can I See You Again?’
Read Time: 8 mins
Kari Schmidt reflects on the current exhibition at...
Art
Opening space: A review of ‘When Can I See You Again?’
By Kari Schmidt
Landing the Kite by Working with the Wind: Playwrights and Devising
Read Time: 11 mins
Natasha Hay talks about the art of collaboration with...
Theatre
Landing the Kite by Working with the Wind: Playwrights and Devising
By Natasha Hay
Good to be here, Dargaville! Playwrights Jamie McCaskill, Renee Liang and Jess Sayer on Process
Read Time: 13 mins
We're excited to be partnering with Playmarket this...
Theatre
Good to be here, Dargaville! Playwrights Jamie McCaskill, Renee Liang and Jess Sayer on Process
By Pantograph Punch
Distinguishable by Ear: New Zealand Writers on Voice
Read Time: 21 mins
In a three-part series, New Zealand writers tell us...
Literature
Distinguishable by Ear: New Zealand Writers on Voice
By Pantograph Punch
The 2017 Ockham NZ Book Awards finalists are...
Read Time: 4 mins
We're down to the sixteen finalists in the 2017 Ockham...
Literature
The 2017 Ockham NZ Book Awards finalists are...
By Pantograph Punch
Why I Am Not a Feminist: A Conversation with Jessa Crispin
Read Time: 11 mins
Sarah Jane Barnett talks to American writer and critic...
Literature
Why I Am Not a Feminist: A Conversation with Jessa Crispin
By Sarah Jane Barnett
Bard Behind Bars: An Interview with Miriama McDowell and Jason Te Kare
Read Time: 22 mins
Cellfish, a new play created by Miriama McDowell,...
Theatre
Bard Behind Bars: An Interview with Miriama McDowell and Jason Te Kare
By Kate Prior
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